R.A. Syahputra, Khairunnisa, Urip harahap
R.A. Syahputra, Khairunnisa*, Urip harahap
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.
Volume - 14,
Issue - 12,
Year - 2021
Antibiotics are organic compounds produced by certain microorganisms and toxic to the other microorganisms. Irrational antibiotic use can cause serious health problems, especially bacterial resistance to antibiotics. This study aimed to determine the extent of knowledge, perception and belief on antibiotic use in Panyabungankota Subdistrict Mandailing Natal District. This study used cross-sectional design, total sample 198 people taken by purposive random sampling. Research data retrieval time during December 2017. In this study the questionnare used consisted of four sections they are demographic, knowledge, perceptions and belief. Analysis of the data used are univariate and bivariate analysis with chi-square method. From the result of the research, it was found that the public knowledge regarding antibiotic use was 37.9% belongs to good category, whereas society perception regarding antibiotic use was 69.7% belong to enough category and belief regarding antibiotic use was 74.7% belong to enough category. The result of statistical test showed significant relationship among public knowledge of antibiotic use and the characteristics of sex, age, last education, and work, p<0.1. The result of statistical test showed no significant relationship among perception and belief of antibiotic use and the characteristics of sex, age, last education, and work, p>0.1. and the result showed significant relationship between knowledge and beliefs, p<0.1, the result showed no significant relationship between knowledge and perception, p>0.1. and the result showed significant relationship between perception and beliefs, p<0,1. Based on the results of this study it can be concluded, that knowledge, perceptions and belief of antibiotic use still need to be improved.
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R.A. Syahputra, Khairunnisa, Urip harahap. Knowledge, Perception, and Belief on Antibiotic Use in The Community of Panyabungan, Mandailing Natal District, Indonesia. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(12):6549-6554. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.01133
R.A. Syahputra, Khairunnisa, Urip harahap. Knowledge, Perception, and Belief on Antibiotic Use in The Community of Panyabungan, Mandailing Natal District, Indonesia. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(12):6549-6554. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.01133 Available on: https://www.rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-14-12-63
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